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Coventry - The Old, The New and the Downright Bizarre

The Old, The New and the Downright Bizarre

(28 reviews)
City Centre, Coventry, United Kingdom
45 mins

About the tour

On a guided walk through Coventry, your tour guide gives to you: Three contrasting cathedrals, Two inaccurate elephants, And a naked lady riding on a horse. And much more besides! On this tour we discover the heart of this ancient but often overlooked English city. From religious centre to medieval powerhouse to the home of the British motor industry, Coventry's history is long, varied and at times surprising. We will touch on all of those themes, including how the city recovered from the devastation of World War 2 to become a symbol of peace and reconciliation. Put aside everything you thought you knew about Coventry and look beneath the modern surface on this fascinating walk through the historic centre of the city.

Meet your local guide


Ian is a professionally qualified guide with over 15 years' experience guiding in English and German. He loves to share information about places through stories rather than lists of facts. On Ian's tours you will find out not just about the places, but about the people, events and secrets behind them. He's never happier than when he's bringing places to life for guests' enjoyment, and looks forward to giving you a warm British welcome wherever in the world you are from.

Ian has been guiding since Feb 2002

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Coventry with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Coventry. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Maria (Ottawa) C.

12 April 2021

Great tour Ian. The old, the new, history, stories, your tours have it all. Highly recommended for history buffs.

Annette H.

11 April 2021

Great to see Coventry and learn new facts I never knew. Ian is a fantastic guide, he certainly knows his history.

Barbara C.

11 April 2021

Very good tour! Who knew about all that about Coventry. Very interesting!

Jean L.

10 April 2021

Super guide. Very informative and interesting.

Paul G.

10 April 2021

Great tour, thoroughly enjoyed it Coventry is a place we have been for the odd day but didn't know most of this

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